Rev. Sue Gabrielson:
UUCFM has received a donation from the UU Disaster Relief Fund to help with damage to the campus and also to help individuals. This money in combination with the minister’s discretionary fund will be able to help many of you. Please do not be shy in asking. Simply write or message Rev. Sue. Requests can be for just about any need you have as a result of Hurricane Ian and the aftermath: food, health care, clean up, housing costs, clothing, car repairs, “get back on your feet money”, loss of income. We will hold your requests in confidence and do our best to help. Remember, it is a gift to those who can help, to ask for help.
Whatsapp call or message: +506 8891 2847
FB Messanger “Sue Gabrielson”
Mary Cline Golbitz:
We are holding you all in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. Your Pastoral Care Team wants you to know that we are here for you. If you need some help that our volunteers can help with (such as running errands) or just want to talk or be connected we are here for you with open arms and open hearts.
Please call or text Mary at 207 479-4082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or mary@uucfm and a Pastoral Care Associate will be in touch as soon as we can.
Sending you all much love and big hugs.
Government Services, Agencies and News and Information
Lee County Schools: leeschools.net
Florida Department of Transportation: fdot.gov
Local News: Nbc-2.com
Florida Disaster Information: floridadisaster.org
For Jobless Floridians
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: www.floridajobs.org
Learn more and apply for assistance
Clean Up and Recovery Assistance (Put out by Lee Government)
Lee County-Fort Myers
Lee County-Cape Coral
General Information and Resources
To Report a Missing Person: Missing.Florida.gov
To Report a SAFE Person: Safe.Florida.gov
Disaster Assistance: Disasterassistance.gov
Salvation Army: Salvationarmyusa.org
CyberStreet, located in downtown Fort Myers, is offering free Internet services to UUCFM members and friends in order to check email, charge devices, etc. If the door is locked after office hours, please call 239-334-4484 so that we may let you in. Walter, Lesley or Mark are planning on being on-site 24/7 for at least the next two weeks.
1617 Hendry St., #414
Fort Myers, FL 33901
leegov.com/hurricane/storm and calling 2-1-1 is also a good place to get up to date information as well
Free Food & Water: https://www.leegov.com/
For you if you need help cleaning up call (800) 451-1954; there are groups that can help with fallen trees, drywall, flooring, appliance removal, tarping, and debris removal.
Operation Blue Roof (for tarps) 888-766-9258 or blueroof.us
INDIVIDUAL AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Individuals can visit www.fema.gov to apply.
Businesses can visit www.fema.gov or www.sba.gov to apply.
Cape Coral Business Recovery Center opens at 10 a.m. on 10/10 at the
Kiwanis Club, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. S
BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR CAPE CORAL
The City of Cape Coral issued a burn ban, effective 10/6, until further
notice. Recreational burns are not permitted.
Visit lcec.net for updates.
Since the start of debris collection, 718 truckloads from Cape Coral
streets totaling 31,782 cubic yards. Hurricane debris must be placed at the
curb in three separate piles.
Vegetative debris, construction debris, and appliances
For more info, please visit www.capecoral.gov.
HURRICANE DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE
Residents may drop off vegetative debris at 2930 NW 13th Street from 8 a.m.
- 6 p.m. daily.
Bring ID to show you are a Cape Coral resident. Do not place debris in
We were thrilled to have Rev. Sue, her husband Ulises, and her daughter Ellie join us for the last Sunday in August.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Water Communion on September 4.
The efficacy of vaccines and treatments has significantly reduced Covid’s danger for most of us. As a result, the protocols for campus events have been revised:
Although the Covid risk level will continue to fluctuate, I’m sure all of us hope the worst of the pandemic is behind us. We’ll continue to monitor the risk and change the guidelines as needed to protect our congregation.
Please reach out to me with any questions at UUCFMPresident@UUCFM.org
President, UUCFM Board of Trustees
Please join us in the Sanctuary or via Zoom this Sunday at 10:30 AM.
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The Board of Trustees meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5pm.
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